Keely Connors Named to Preseason All-Patriot League Team
WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross women’s lacrosse senior attacker Keely Connors has been named to the Preseason All-Patriot League Team, as voted on by the conference’s coaches and media relations contacts. This is the second league honor Connors has received, after being named to the All-Patriot League first team at the conclusion of the 2018 season.
Connors returns to the field for her senior campaign after a breakthrough junior season, more than quadrupling her point total from the 2017 season. The attacker led the Crusaders in goals, with 37 in 18 games played, and captured the all-time single season draw control record at Holy Cross with 93. She added 23 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers.
In the 2018 season, Connors finished second in the league in draw controls per game (5.17) and free-position goals (18). Connors earned All-Patriot League first team honors, marking the first Crusader to do so since 2015.
Connors has played in 49 games for the Crusaders, amassing 53 goals and 10 assists for 63 career points. She has recorded 133 draw controls, placing her third on the all-time draw career draw control list at Holy Cross.
2019 Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse Major Awards
Preseason Offensive Player of the Year: Livy Rosenzweig, Loyola Maryland, So., Attack
Preseason Defensive Player of the Year: Kristen Yanchoris, Loyola Maryland, Sr., Defender
2019 Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse Preseason All-League Team
Jackie Brattan, Army West Point, So., Attack
Kailey Conry, Boston University, Jr., Attack
Tonianne Magnelli, Boston University, Sr., Defender
Jamisen DeWitt, Bucknell, Sr., Goalkeeper
Keely Connors, Holy Cross, Sr., Attack
Jane Kirby, Lafayette, Sr., Attack
Sondra Dickey, Lehigh, Jr., Midfielder
Courtney Henig, Lehigh, Sr., Attack
Kady Glynn, Loyola Maryland, Sr., Goalkeeper
Hannah Powers, Loyola Maryland, Sr., Attack
Livy Rosenzweig, Loyola Maryland, So., Attack
Taylor VanThof, Loyola Maryland, Sr., Midfield
Kristen Yanchoris, Loyola Maryland, Sr., Defender
Kelly Larkin, Navy, Jr., Attack
Andie O’Sullivan, Navy, Sr., Midfield
Marie Valenti, Navy, Sr., Defender